what does the 4ou mean in US, New York, Delaware—Indexes to Mortgagees, 1630–1975 [Part A] [M3BS-MJ4
In the mortgage record I am reviewing, I am seeing what appears to be the letters "4ou" after the surname of both a mortgagee and a mortgagor. What does it mean? Is it the name of a Company or Organization name of the Mortgagee and Mortgagor respectively? Furthermore, I may be misreading this because of the handwriting style...
Thank you for your question and your effort to be so accurate. I think the first character is a symbol for "and"; the letters look like "or" to me. It is a description of some kind and is present on many pages of this project. In the Field Help for Surname, both for Mortgagee and Mortgagor, 6th paragraph, it talks about descriptions and says do not include them, although it doesn't specifically include this one.
I would leave it out.1
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It might mean “and other” or “and others,”. Nonetheless, it still gets ignored, as @KeeJoyceAnn1 says.1